Skip to comments.Stunning new technology allows parents to hold a life-size model of their unborn child
Posted on 06/26/2009 8:30:42 AM PDT by Lorianne
It's a defining moment in a parent's life: Seeing their unborn child's image on an ultrasound for the first time. Now pregnant women could have the chance to hold a life-size model of their unborn baby.
The startling new medical technology is the result of a Royal College of Art design student's PhD.
Brazilian student Jorge Lopes has pioneered the conversion of data from ultrasound and MRI scans into life-size plaster models of living embryos using a method called rapid prototyping.
'Its amazing to see the faces of the mothers. They can see the full scale of their baby, really understand the size of it,' said Dr Lopes.
'The technology can be also be used as an emotional tool for parents whose foetus might be deformed or need treatment,' added Hilary French, who heads the School of Architecture and Design Products.
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Technology is on the side of pro life.
We use that technology at work for making new components, molds, etc.
It’s quite amazing.
Lorianne this is awesome. Technology has been such a great tool in the Pro-Life battle.
Agreed. The pro-life groups need to bet the farm on this. Forget about political advertising, forget about lobbying, just put all the money into getting as many 3D and 4D ultrasound out there as possible and feeding the outputs to stereo lith companies to get the models made. No mother holding one of these in their hand is going to abort.
Wow! Amazing additional photos at the link!
Wow, that is amazing!
Ingenious application of existing technology.
Can you imagine a pregnant mother taking a model of her unborn child to work and placing it on her desk like they do framed photos of their ultrasounds?
That would be so powerful for other people to see.
If she had several done over the course of her pregnancy, she could have the 3-D development of the baby proudly on display.
I bet you anything such dispays will become disallowed at workplaces in short order by those who don’t want to see the plain evidence.
While it’s an impressive bit of technology, does anybody else find this to be a little... creepy?
Looks like Gumby!
That can be a really powerful pro-life tool. A lot of times the baby isn’t a baby, but just a word, “pregnant”. The instant I became pro-life instead of just ambivelant was when I saw the button of the teeny little feet. This nice lady in a park had it on and I asked what it was.
Soon to be banned by the Federal Government
LOL! Yes, for “emotional insensitivity”.
That was my first thought. Of course, it won't be packaged that way. The pro-aborts will argue that it's insensitive to people who have suffered miscarriages, or that subjecting the unborn to needless ultrasound is somehow unhealthy...as if they really cared.
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